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Dec 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
.79. >>> a bad report card on american education. test scores show american students continue to lag in international rankings. according to results from the program for international student assessment, u.s. teenagers ranked below average in math and near average in reading and science. trailing behind countries like japan and china where students of the same age continue to maintain top scores. can this be fixed and what does this mean for businesses and america's competitiveness. here to discuss this, michelle, former chancellor of the public schools in washington d.c. and the ceo and founder of students first. michelle, we're happy to have you. you're such an education expert. let me start with the first question, can this be fixed? because just about every ceo tyler and i talk to are very worried about u.s. competitiveness and, you know, where will they get top talent in the workplace if our kids in school just aren't doing well? do you think? >> it can absolutely be fixed. i hear the same thing from business folks saying they can't find people in the applicant pool that have th
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Dec 4, 2013 6:30pm PST
. >> the idea that a child may never be able to escape that poverty because she lacks a descent education or health care or a community that views her future as their own, that should offend all of us and compel us to action. we're a better country than this. >> so, john, what does the budget have to do with the speech the president gave today? >> well, the president has two goals. one -- the first is do no harm to the economy and if they can get a budget deal, avoid a shut down, that would meet the goal but longer term he has more protective things, raise the minimum wage and spend on education and he may not get those out of this congress but what he's hoping to do is plow the ground for future years, maybe future presidents to make progress on the priorities. >> i'm sure it will create heated debate. thanks for the update, john harwood from washington. >>> still ahead, how safe is your pension whether you work for a city, state or private company? >>> the price of oil moved higher for the fourth session in a row. crude prices up today more than a dollar closing at a five-week high. >>>
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
and a publishing and education company. twitter was criticized for not having any female directors on the all while-male bored. the news came by tweet and she responded with her first tweet saying it's an exciting time in twitter's history. >>> today is the 17th anniversary of alan green span's comment. remember that? it was about sharply rising stock prices. so how much has changed in the march gets since then, and what companies right now may be seeing exuberance in share prices if the bottom line share a different story? dominic chu has more. >> reporter: 17 years ago, two words were forever eached into the history books of financial markets, irrational, exuberance. >> how do we know whennish rational exuberance has unduly escalated which becomes subject to unexpected and prolonged contractions? >> reporter: former federal reserve chairman used the term to characterize the market. things back then were not that different than they are now. sure, the s askand p 500 were closing to 1800 today but evaluations today were close to what they were in 1996. there are some companies they may be kpub rant
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Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
ceo, glen murphy, gap ceo and macy's chief merchandising officer. he says to move into education, it's hard to consider him working for anyone else, but if he would be willing, he would be a big get. there is always a chance for a christmas miracle. for nightly business report, i'm courtney regan. >>> sears is spinning off the lands end units, speaking of retail and that's where we begin tonight's market focus. they filed with the fcc to establish for the value of land's end but the bored of directors needs to sign off. this is the latest effort to get back on track as it faces mounding losses and declining sales. shares of sears holdings down nearly 4% to $48.09 today. another retailer, j.c. penney facing an inquiry into the finances. regulators investigating the controversial 800 million dollar stock offering this fall. the agency requested information on the liquid did, cash and equity in debt. shares plunged 9% today falling to $8.08. >>> j.c. penney wasn't alone. shares of barnes & noble tumbled today on word it's under investigation by the securities and exchange commission. th
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Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
a sense of an education. you have a sense of, "oh my goodness. i've known washington has been something i've been disappointed in. but i didn't know it looked like this. i didn't know it had come to all of this just this -- incredible contempt for what they are supposed to be there for." contempt for what their constituents are, i.e., us. >> you say political washington is "an inbred company town where party differences are easily subsumed by membership in the club." and you talked about the club. "the club swells for the night into the ultimate bubble world. they become part of a system that rewards, more than anything a system of self-perpetuation." >> self-perpetuation is a key point in all of this. it is what you're going to -- how you're going to continue. i mean, the original notion of the founders is that a president or a public servant would serve a term, couple years, return to their communities, return to their farm. now the organizing principle of life in washington is how are you going to keep it going? whether it's how you're going to stay in office, you know, by pleasing yo
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